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listen to the bridge. i'll explain in a live report. >> good morning. weather wise, you can see how low the clouds are hanging. more moisture too. look for drizzle this morning in the morning commute. a lot of sunshine and warm weather, especially inland before a cooling trend. >> hello there i'm sue hall in the abc7 traffic center. if you commute up the peninsula on 101, we have an accident waiting for you on the approach to san francisco. details in a few minutes. >> it's 5:00 a.m. thank you for waking up early and joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. engineers are installing high-tech sensors on bay bridge support brains to be the ears to detect any potentially dangerous flaws. terry mcsweeney is live on treasure island with what is happening now. terry? >> reporter: yeah, crews have been working all night long installing 640 strategically placed listening devices. putting them next to the troubling eyebars. the next time one of the
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eyebars cracks breaks has a problem. caltrans officials will be notified immediately. take a look at the situation you may very well remember that led to all of this. back in 2009. labor day weekend, the shutdown of bridge in a routine inspection. visual inspection. there it is. crack on eyebar. they reopened it and repaired and gave way and had to be closed again to be prepared. this will monitor close to 400 eyebars and listen for a crack. they are called acoustic emotion sensors. mistrass received the $3.7 million contract for the deal. it will be continuous online structural health monitoring system. 24/7 monitoring. this is already in place on a bridge in minnesota. that bridge deals with expansion and contraction
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because of the heat and cold in minnesota. this will be listening for any crack at the eye bar. golden gate bridge is considering putting this on the cables. this seems to be the wave of the future. they make a living, monitoring, cracking faulty infrastructure. with 165,000 dilapidated bridges in the united states, those in need of prepares, this may be the listening device of the future. live in treasure island, terry mcsweeney. >> thank you. 5:02. add san francisco unified system to list of school system hit hard by copper thieves. they are investigating theft of copper in sunset district including a school that has been robbed four times. that is where amy hollyfield is reporting live. >> the french school has
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been hit. we're at a school that has been hit four times in a week. it's dark and quiet. a thief or thieves have taken advantage of the condition. they snuck in here and stole copper. police increase the patrol in the area on sunset. we're on 12th aftervenue. they say this is unique they have seen four in a week. there is a security guard here. there is a new one here tonight. he said they had another guy out here but someone came here to the school and stole copper wire from right out under his nose. he has been replaced. this is not the only place in the bay area with problems with this. copper has been stolen underground in leaned leaned and that caused the street light to go out. copper at $4 a pound right now, copper crimes are surging in the bay area. police say it's not only a crime, but it's dangerous.
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stealing from a lighting system could cause a person to be electrocuted. so they were lucky to not get hurt to pull it off. police in san francisco say they have seen the spike in copper theft before but say four times in one week at one school is unique. live in san francisco, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >> thank you. 5:04. creating jobs is a number one campaign issue in the next election. democratic progressives are on a mission gathering stories of struggling americans with the intent of drafting legislation to create jobs. and they made a stop in oakland. it was a chance for bay area residents to tell some members of congress their stories of unemployment and hardship. oakland's unemployment rate is 16.3%. the hardest hit city west of the mississippi. bay area representatives nancy pelosi barbara lee and mike honda heard their stories. >> no. we don't want to cut taxes anymore. but we want to make corporations pay their fair
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share, don't we? >> at cal state east bay in hayward where i teach, we have 14% fewer faculty than we did two years ago. >> i put my faith and trust in them. >> all of this input is expected to be used in crafting an agenda to spur the creation of more jobs. from here, the speak-out on good jobs tour moves on to seattle. then pittsburgh. >> new report finds home sales fell in the bay area last month by 14%. the third worst month on july in record. experts say the wrangling over the debt ceiling in washington and wildly fluctuating stock market take an toll. according to dataquick, the homes dropped 25% in july compared to june. 19% since july 2010. the medium price of a home in the bay area was $374,000. that's down 1% from june. >> buyers are nervous and
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fickle and they feel that the prices may continue to drop. so they don't jump like delay used to jump. >> i notice that there is a lot of stuff out there. but what i'm finding is not very high quality stuff that is out there. >> bay area realtors are hoping low interest rates will help push perspective buyers off the especially ifs and in the market. >> hayward man charged in a hit-and-run accident that seriously injured a pennsylvania boy says he doesn't remember hitting him. 9-year-old ryan white was struck by a pick-up truck in san francisco walking with his family after the giants-phillies game on august 4. he suffered a brain injury and several broken bones. 24-year-old andrew vargas -- make that 21-year-old andrew vargas said he didn't know he hit ryan until he was arrested an hour after the accident in hayward. they say he also hit two parked cars and a woman who suffered minor injuries and
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said he had a blood alcohol limit twice the local limit. vargas is recovering at hospital near his home in pennsylvania. sonoma may consider banning pit bulls altogether. city council woman joann sanders will introduce the issue before the entire council to ban pit bulls and other breeds in the city. she said she is motivated by last week's attack in pacifica that killed a pregnant woman. sonoma county has law with the spraying and neutering of certain breeds and insurance and fines for violation. parents and police in san enselmo are warned to be on the look-out for a man who tried to lure two girls in his car. it happened yesterday afternoon near oak avenue and waverly road. the man pulled up in a white pick-up and offered the two 9-year-old girls a ride. they said no and quickly walked to parent's work place nearby. it was a man 40, 50 years old with white mustache and
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drive away. more firefighters expected on the scene of fast-moving fire near lake tahoe. at least 1,000 acres have burned since the blaze began monday. it's destroyed two structures. more are threatened but no evacuations have been ordered. highway 395 is closed in both directions. >> it is 5:08 now. time for a look at the forecast for the kids going back to school. what should they wear? >> what should they wear? seeing fog this morning. mike? >> drizzle and more widespread than the last couple of mornings. watch out for that. good morning. area of low pressure spinning off the coast. still having a minimal effect. this is a weekend forecast. cooling trend. south and east and you can see the moisture coming in. mid-to-upper level moisture. we get sunshine this afternoon and we may have passing high clouds from time to time. as far as the temperatures still in the 60s around antioch, mountain view and
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san jose. as we head in the afternoon hours by noon. the clouds are back to the coast. stubborn and hanging there. keeping half moon bay at 66. san francisco at 6 #. we have 70s around richmond vallejo. oakland. san mateo. palo alto. 80s for the south bay. low to mid-80s in south bay. monterey bay clouds stubborn around monterey, 68. sunshine and 77 in santa cruz. 74 in wattsonville. mid-80s to near 90 for hollister, gilroy and morgan hill. more warm weather. seasonable temperatures thursday, inland. you can see the cooling trend that will hit the inland neighborhood the most. start friday and hang out through the weekend. good morning, sue. you have update? >> i do, going back to san francisco now. northbound 101 an accident at the cesar chavez, just past cesar chavez northbound. blocking the right lane there. the c.h.p. called an ambulance to the scene. there are injuries involved. so far we are checking the flow of traffic to san
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francisco from the peninsula and daly city. looks good. no major slowdown. checking in with bart friends at caltrain, mune the public transit at this hour is getting five a fantastic start. no delays and no issues. fog on the golden gate bridge. limited visibility. >> may need wind shield wipers. thanks a lot. 5:10. >> still ahead, the lawsuit that apple faces over the iphone location technology. >> google gets a downgrade. we tell you why they call the company stock a risk. >> new agreement to protect the future of lake tahoe. is there enough money to make at it reality?
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. good morning. topping america's money, promise of economic cooperation in europe that follows emergency meeting between the leaders of germany and france. however, there were few specifics from the talks and nervous investors were not reassured. some of the nervous investors have been putting their money in gold. but wells fargo says the market is a "bubble" that is-by-ed to burst. gold hit a record of more than $1800 an ounce last week. wells fargo does not think it will last. retailers saks and wal-mart are going well but buying trends tell another story. saks customers buy more suits but wal-mart they use more food stamps and buying store brand.
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retailers abercrombie & fitch is offering to pay reality tv star to wear another brand. the retailer tells the situation it doesn't fit the image and the store is still awaiting a response. that's america's money. i'm rob nelson. >> more money news here. standard & poor's is downgraded google stock from buy to sell. s&p says google decision to buy motorola mobility is risky. the $12.5 billion deal includes 17,000 patents that could help google defend itself against rivals. s&p says ultimately it will hurt google's bottom line. not all analysts agree. >> i can tell you over the long-term, google has a good history of increasing earnings and over the long-term stock prices tend to go up if earnings go up. >> google shares fell with the overall market yesterday. slipping a little more than $18 a share. >> apple's latest legal problem are coming out of south korea. a group of more than 27,000 south korean iphone users are suing the cupertino based company claiming
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privacy violations. they say the iphones were storing location of the nearby cell phone towers and the data can create a rough map of the owner movement. the plaintiff lawyer says each user is seeking under $1,000 in damages. apple declined to comment. 5:15 now. leaders from california and nevada are vowing to work together to protect lake tahoe but they admit it won't be easy. senator dianne feinstein hosted the 15th annual lake tahoe summit yesterday. attended by both governor jerry brown and senate majority leader harry reid. the leaders vowed to update the 20-year regional plan. it's now four years overdue. feinstein says it's going to take a team effort to address the issues facing the region. >> the new reality is that funding is limited. and while the private sector is already a valuable partner, candidly we must ask more from the ski industry, from resort and
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from homeowners. >> a bill that would provide $415 million of federal funds to spur state and local investment passed a senate committee last year but never got to the floor for a vote. >> watching a lot of television could shorten your life span. that's according to a new study. researchers at the university of queensland in australia found that life span fell by 22 minutes for every hour of tv watched after the age of 25. people who watched an average of six hours of tv a day lived nearly five years less than those who didn't watch tv. other experts caution the harm is likely indirect. they note that when we watch tv, we're less likely to exercise and pay attention to how much we eat. the report is in the online edition of the british journal of sports medicine. i know it's anecdotal but in the giants world series run the only time we watched tv and ate dinners in front of the tv and we did gain a few pounds. >> i think they left tv news out of that.
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watch as much the news as you want all the time. >> it was only abc7 news. >> as much as you want. as much mike nicco as you want. >> we'll talk about how you can get out and exercise. in the sunshine. right now, dress for clouds and drizzle. we're looking at the tower for the new bay bridge. oakland side of the bay bridge. let's talk about the temperatures. 62 in mountain view. 61 in antioch. 60 in san jose. rest of us are in the mid-to-upper 50s. drizzle in the low to mid-50s. sunshine and warmer temperatures away from the coast. warm inland again tomorrow. all of us will cool friday, saturday and sunday. it's inland neighborhoods that will see the biggest drop. as far as our temperatures
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today, compared to average. we're about three degrees warmer in livermore. oakland, 1. one degree cooler in napa and san jose. san francisco, two. redwood city four degrees cooler than average. pretty close to a typical summer day. sunrise at 6:26. sunsets at 8:00. a look at the cloud cover. you can see it trying to fill in north bay valley, south bay and around the bay itself through 9:00. by noon, it's back to the coast. keep you in the 60s. 70s and 80s will dominate the bay and 90s heading to the east bay valley. start in south bay where we have 80-degree temperatures, 80 in sunnyvale and milpitas. 84 in campbell. 74 in millbrae up to redwood city menlo park. low to mid-60s along the coast. upper 60s for downtown and south san francisco. at the beaches in the north bay, upper 50s to low 60 was a lot of cloud cover. 70s around saucelito. vallejo. low to mid-80s for the north
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bay valleys. 94 in ukiah. fremont, 80. everybody else in 70s along the east bay shore with oakland around 74 degrees. we have upper 80s danville, dublin, pleasanton, low to mid-90s for the rest of the east bay valley. 90 at morgan hill. we drop to 88 in gilroy. 85 in hollister. further cooling around santa cruz at 77. that is the warm spot around the bay, as you have the most sunshine. carmel, pacific grove and monterey are in the mid-to-upper 60s. day game at the coliseum. taking on the orioles. rubber match. they won the first game and we won last night. see who wins tonight. temperatures are 69. warming up to 74. 60s dominate antioch, morgan hill. the rest of rus mostly cloudy. drizzle possible along the coast. the accuweather seven-day forecast -- tomorrow, a lot like today. the cooling, you can see it hit friday and linger through saturday and sunday. have a great day. sue? >> we have good news now.
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in san francisco. accident we have been telling you about. northbound 101 past cesar chavez that has been cleared out of the traffic lane, now on the right shoulder. there are emergency crews on the scene. no significant slowing past that area. take a live look at 80 berkeley as you head westbound to the macarthur maze. it's flowing smoothly and getting a little crowded. not too bad. eastbound is no problem. at the limit. this is the toll plaza what you get when you come through the maze. traffic is flowing smoothly to san francisco. no metering lights so far. southbound 101 through marin county. overnight roadwork in novato. a little slow traffic but this is a look through terra linda and moving at the limit. abc7news.com is the website. click on bay area traffic for the latest information before you leave the house. >> sue thanks a lot. 5:21. >> next, the new honor for stanford star quarterback andrew luck. >> also, you listen to this one. researchers come up with another reason to enjoy the morning cup of coffee.
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we'll tell you which type of cancer it can protect you from. >> and hear from the man who drove nearly 1,500 miles across 16 states for one of the childhood favorite foods. se. that's "america's money." i'm rob nelson.
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5:23. make it 5:24. this morning, stanford quarterback andrew luck is gracing the cover of "sports illustrated." this week's magazine hits newsstands today and features luck with players from nebraska, oklahoma, alabama, and south carolina on the cover. "sports illustrated" ranked
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stanford number four in the preseason rankings and luck is one of the front runners for this year's heiseman trophy after deciding not to turn pro. instead return for a senior season. many experts project him to be the number one overall pick had he entered the draft. a lot of people use sun screen to lower the chances for developing skin cancer. but a cup of coffee might help you, too. the rutgers university researchers found caffeine helps to guard against the development of non-melanoma skin cancers and say it works by blocking protein enzyme in the skin. for each cup you drink the chance of skip cranner is decreases by 5%. well it's said that some people will travel the lengths of earth for love. how about 1400 miles for love of pizza? david shuler says he just can't live without the pizza he grew up eating in massachusetts. so every time he visits
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home, he carries back an order of pizza pies. the thing is, he lives in jackson, mississippi. this year, he took back 150 pizzas. >> but not 150. >> it's the crust. the way they make the crust. it is so tender. the way they, the sauce on the pizza is different than anything around here. >> shuler has a special arrangement with the restaurant to vacuum pack and freeze half-cooked pies. he even drives 24 hours straight to keep the pizza from thawing. you can hear more from david shuler on "good morning america." which begins at 7:00 a.m. it may sound extreme but looking at the video the pizza looks good. >> would you drive to massachusetts for it? >> no but i'll ask him to. 5:26 now. next at 5:30 -- the costly decision that the city leaders made to protect the planned 49ers stadium.
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what does the elementary school have that thieves so desperately want? i'm amy hollyfieldch i'll have the story up next. how the death of a 3-year-old child is reigniting a debate over one of oakland's most controversial plans to reduce crime. >> there is a look at high temperatures across the lower 48. 94 in salt lake. we have 81 in portland. 86 in new york. no matter where you travel, the temperatures are close to average except for the 104 in dallas. laguardia has flight dell parture delays. everybody else major airports running on time right now. flight tracker anytime you need it. abc7news.com.
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good morning. i'm amy hollyfield. live in san francisco where thieves have targeted an
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elementary school for its copper. they have paid the school a visit four times in the last week. >> also this morning, the santa clara city council approved a controversial plan to keep the redevelopment agency going. the move preserves millions of dollars intended to help pay for the planned 49ers statum. >> a live look from downtown san francisco. clouds lifted temporarily over the bay bridge. they are here and dropping drizzle, causing flight arrival delays in sfo shortly. they will not keep us from being warm this afternoon. we talk about 90s in the forecast. >> good morning. i'm sue hall. a live look here of the east shore freeway heading to the macarthur maze. we're getting first report of a stall westbound, upper deck of the bay bridge. all of that information coming up. listening to the people bay area politicians get an earful in a community meeting in oakland to talk about creating jobs and turning the economy around. >> good wednesday morning, 5:30 a.m. thank you for joining us.
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i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. >> topping the news another bay area school in what is becoming a rash of crimes as the kids return to class. this time, a san francisco campus is targeted and more than one. amy hollyfield has more. >> reporter: this school is the latest target. apparently this school is easy to steal from. thieves paid the school a visit four times in the last week. the school does have a security guard but it is a large campus so the thief or thieves have been able to get the goods, even though there has been a guard on duty. the school is on 12th avenue in the sunset. nearby an ortega the french school was also targeted. on the other side of the bay, san leandro really got hit hard. someone stole 10000 pounds of copper from underground. the heist knocked out power to the city's street lights so that caused huge problems. the department of energy
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estimates copper theft is responsible for $1 billion worth of daniel every year. d worth of damage every year. the san francisco police say they stepped up patrols in the neighborhood. at this point they haven't made any arrests. live in san francisco amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >> all right. thank you. 5:31. santa clara is taking another big step getting the new 49ers' stadium built. last night, the city council passed a plan to keep redevelopment agency going. it preserves nearly $16 million in property lease revenues. if the redevelopment agency is dissolved. the move locks in the necessary funds for the 49ers stadium project and ensures the state cannot touch it. governor brown and the legislature got rid of the redevelopment agencies in the last budget but allowed cities to opt in to those
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agencies they pay back the money to the state. the decision is being challenged in the state supreme court. creating jobs is the number one campaign issue in the next election. democratic progressives are on a mission gathering stories of struggling americans with the intent of drafting legislation to create jobs. they headed to one of the hardest hit cities in the country, oakland. abc7's alan wang has more. >> it was a chance for bay area residents to tell four members of congress the stories of unemployment and hardship. >> i filed for bankruptcy and i almost lost my house. without health insurance, we rarely go to the doctor. when i need dental care i go to tijuana. >> oakland's unemployment rate is 16.3%. the hardest hit city west of the mississippi. >> at cal state east bay in hayward where i teach we have 14% fewer faculty than we did two years ago. >> representatives nancy
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pelosi, mike lee honda hosted a speak out for good jobs now tour. a traveling town hall sponsored by progressivecongress.org. >> we don't want to cut taxes anymore. but we want to make corporations pay their fair share. >> much of the event was a democratic rally. many of the 600 who attended are hopeful that the lawmakers will use input to create more jobs. >> i put my faith and trust in to them. >> they were playing to an audience that wanted to hear about class warfare. i don't think it's the way things should go in the country. >> all of the input is expected to be use to craft an agenda to spur creation of more jobs. from here, speak out on good jobs tour moves to seattle. then to pittsburgh. i'm alan wang, abc7 news. 5:34 now. this morning two bart directors are calling for a public discussion on setting a policy whether the agency should cut off cell phone service at stations.
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bart kept the phone system on two days ago when the demonstrators targeted four downtown san francisco stations during the evening rush hour. directors sweet and radulivich say the cell phone blackout was an overreaction to last month anti-bart police protest that delayed 90 trains. city council members calling for citywide crackdown on crime in response to shooting death of 3-year-old boy. the family laid carlos nava to rest yesterday. he was killed in a drive-by shooting on international boulevard last week. navas had just moved to that neighborhood. >> translator: he was playful, fun 3-year-old kid. >> we are running out of excuses, running out of explanations. >> councilman de la fuente is calling for a gang injunction in the fruitvale district. he wants expanded injunction
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in other oakland neighborhood and also impose a citywide curfew. there has been strong opposition to injunction from community leaders. carlito's parents plan to use the money raised in their son's memory to start a foundation to stop violence across oakland. a state senator today would present a bill to change california law so prisoners like sex offender who kidnapped jaycee dugard would have a tougher time getting out on parole. phillip garrido was serving time for rain when he abducted jaycee and held her captive for 18 years. he is now serving a life sentence. roseville republican ted gains is introducing a new proposal that would allow the state parole board to consider type of severity of an offender's crime. right now they only consider inmate's behavior while he or she was incarcerated. 5:36. you didn't use your wind shield wipers, did you? >> no.
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>> the good observation. fog is out there. drizzle, more so than yesterday. but not enough for the wind shield wipers. area on low pressure to the west. still weekend weather is lurking out there for friday, saturday and sunday. focus attention on high clouds coming our way. once fog returns to the coast by noon, that's what we have in the forecast for the afternoon hours. winds are light. until fairfield southwest at 16. not a robust marine layer. but the clouds are out there. kept the temperatures warmer than yesterday. especially up to 7 degrees warmer in san rafael and one degree cooler in livermore. here we are at #:00. clouds in south bay and north bay. not as many in east bay valleys. we see 60s in fremont and san jose. by noon, clouds back to the coast. upper 60s in half moon bay. mid-to-upper 60s in san rafael. everybody else in the 70s until you get to antioch,
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livermore and morgan hill. we have low to mid-80s for the lunchtime temperatures. by 4:00, the same area in upper 80s. mid-to-upper 70s in the bay shore. mid-to-upper 60s in half moon bay and san francisco. 71 in oakland. accuweather seven-day forecast -- more warmth inland tomorrow. then the cooling trend sets in for friday saturday and sunday. look for more morning clouds the three days. good morning, sue. you have an update? >> i do. a stall westbound bay bridge before treasure island. blocking the lane. traffic is crowded across san francisco. moving at the limit. take a look at the toll plaza, as you feed in the maze. there you go. absolutely no delay there whatsoever. metering lights remain off. we take a look at the travel times this morning. if you are headed from the peninsula up to san francisco, not a bad ride. from antioch to concord, 15 minutes. and if you are travelling from the central valley toward the 680-dublin interchange, it's pretty good at this hour. eric? >> thank you very much. 5:38 now. coming to the rescue.
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pair of teenage hikers find themselveses in a sticky predicament. >> we have heard how hard it can be to find parking in san francisco. coming up, how business owners are putting a positive spin on the most outrageous ticket sales.
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5:41. in the news los angeles two 16-year-old hikers -- make it 18-year-old hikers are in good condition after a harrowing rescue from the side of a cliff. the hikers got stuck on the western ledge of stony park. they were wearing t-shirt sneakers, and not using ropes traversing the lenl. they rescued them and brought them to safety. >> sometimes its costs more than you bargain for. san francisco merchants are so fed up how they believe parking tickets are hurting business they held a little contest. jonathan bloom. >> eric's parking tale begins news year's eve. he waiting for a spot. >> a lady was loading stuff from walgreens to her trunk. >> to avoid blocking traffic
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he pulled over and waved at the parking officer who drove by. when the space opened up he parked and. we on his way. >> two months later i get a parking ticket in the mail. i think it must be some kind of a mistake. >> but no mistake. a $250 ticket for blocking a bus stop. he appealed but the mta wouldn't budge. he won honorable mention in contest to find the most outrageous parking ticket story. sophie was another contestant with two tickets in one week for over-staying a two-hour parking zone. >> i don't know why i got the ticket. >> you moved your car. >> i moved my car. >> the mta told her she didn't move it far enough. >> you can't move around the corner, you can't move across the street, you can't move down the block. you have to be a complete city block away from where you were originally. the signs, it doesn't say. that it just says two-hour parking. >> she lost her appeal but won the grand prize. they are going to pay my ticket. >> grocery store owner says
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it makes it hard to compete with the stores with the marking lots but the mta says they are trying to help small business. >> if we didn't enforce the parking spaces we'd see people in the parking spaces all day long and that means less traffic for businesses in the area. >> they add they have written fewer tickets than last. in san francisco, jonathan bloom. abc7 news. >> some of the largest tobacco companies are suing the government over new cigarette warnings. the bloomberg business report is ahead. >> a town turns to technology to take a bite out of crime. not everyone likes the idea of being caught on camera. >> president obama may have escaped washington but he can't escape the republican criticism. i'm karen travers with that story coming up. >> a potential new use for tylenol and how it could provide relief for e
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welcome back. live doppler7 h.d. it's quiet and will remain so across the entire state. palm springs the heat is on. 110. mid-90s in chico and yosemite. sunshine in big sur and 76. we have 86 around l.a. here is kristen with the
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news. thank you. new security system is up and running in gilroy to fight crime and convince shoppers it's a safe place to visit. it is in a testing phase. there is one camera on fifth street and monterey road. by the end of the year, the plan is to have six cameras that can zoom and provide 360-degree views. >> if there is graffiti you get a better idea of what is going on. >> it's invasion of privacy. you have to look over your shoulder all the time. >> for me now that i know it's, there it's weird. >> some merchants believe catching criminals outweighs any privacy concerns. the city will put signs up soon to let people know the activity is being monitored. 5:48 now. president obama takes the economic bus tour to illinois today. as he focuses on creating jobs. the president is also answering republican criticism about his own job
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performance. karen travers has the latest. >> president obama heads to the home state of illinois today, hoping to leave republican attack behind him. >> mr. obama and texas governor rick perry played campaign trail cat and mouse. at one point, the bus tour came within seven miles of each other. >> we got competing job tours. >> perry has only been in the race a few days but he zeroed in on the key issue. >> how many jobs are you going to create? >> as many as i can. >> the shoot from the hip texan kept up attacks on the president. >> one in six job-ready americans don't have a job. that is not a recovery, mr. president. that's an economic disaster. [ applause ] [ applause ] >> some of his comments raised eyebrows, even among republicans. for now, mr. obama said he
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will cut him some slack. >> i think everybody who runs for president it takes them a little time before they real iezize this isn't like running for governor or senator. >> even with perry literally breathing down his neck president obama tried to look past the republican contenders. instead, blaming republicans in washington for partisan gridlock. >> refusal of faction in congress to put country ahead of party and that has to stop. the economy cannot afford it. >> today president obama will defend his record on the economy in an illinois town that benefitted directly from 2009 federal stimulus money. karen travers, abc news, washington. we're still kind of ahhh it's temp rate. >> it's summer-like outside today and tomorrow. it will be warm inland. the ice cream the president was holding he has to eat it faster. i would melt. >> here we are looking at
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24. volmer peak looking eastbound toward mount diablo in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. we are looking down at mount mount. the clouds, the sun rise. 6:27 today. most of us will not see it because of the clouds. let's talk the temperatures. 61 in antioch. mountain view and san jose. low 60s there. the rest of us in the mid-to-upper 60s. watch out for drizzle, along the coast. some of the higher elevations. more prevalent than yesterday. we have some of it around the monterey bay and inland. sunshine, we have it by the afternoon hours. it will be warmer today. especially away from the coast. coolest temperatures, again, warm inland tomorrow. then over. coolest afternoon, friday saturday and sunday. today, compared to
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yesterday, santa rosa is the same at 86. concord is one degree warmer. san francisco and san jose two. fremont in oakland. 13 hours and 33 minutes of sunshine before sets at 8:00. east bay valley, the upper 80s dominate danville dublin, pleasanton. everybody else in low to mid-90s. 80 in fremont. otherwise, we drop down to 70 in richmond. temperatures are cooler as you head northbound on the east bay shore. 80 at sunnyvale and milpitas. that is as cool as it gets in the south bay. over on the peninsula, we start around 70 in palo alto. drop to 74 in millbrae. 66 at half moon bay. look at pacifica, daly city. sunset. around 61, 62 63 degrees. 67 in downtown, to 68 in south san francisco. we have low to upper 70s from saucelito to vallejo. low to mid-80s through north bay valley. low to mid-90s in cloverdale, clear lake ukiah. only 60 at the cloudy beaches. the clouds around monterey carmel, pacific grove.
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more sunshine and warmer weather in santa cruz and 77. mid-80s inland to near 90. we have high clouds in the forecast. one of the small differences compared to yesterday. day game, 12:35. we won yesterday. a's did. orioles won the first game. it's the rubber match of a three-game set. 69 to 74. what a gorgeous day to be watching baseball. watch out for strong sunshine. we have 60s tonight. morgan hill and antioch. everyone else in 50s, drizzle again. most likely along the coast. the accuweather seven-day forecast -- high pressure holds on for one more day thursday. then the low over the ocean starts to roll in friday and saturday and sunday. meaning breezy conditions. stronger cloud deck in morning and cooler weather through sunday. >> good morning, everyone. we have overnight roadwork scheduled to be picked up in a few minutes. 6:00. no significant problems. a live look at southbound
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680 toward north main and 24. we saw the volmer camera shot with mike. 24 is crowded. no problems and it's moving at the limit. roadwork will be picked up 680 past diablo road and sycamore valley road. we have repaving in san rafael. southbound 101. that should be picked up in a few minutes. thick fog, heavy fog on the golden gate bridge southbound from the waldo tunnel. abc7news.com is the website. for latest traffic details and information, click on the icon that says bay area traffic on the left side of the computer screen. kristen, eric? >> thank you. 5:53. >> the fight between verizon and striking workers is starting to get nasty. >> cali carlin has the bloomberg business report. >> verizon communications threatening to suspend basic health insurance and prescription drug benefit at the end of the month if
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workers don't stop striking and get back to work. they've stopped funding the worker pension. union officials eyeing the move scare tactic. cigarette makers would rather fight than switch. they are joining with commonwealth brand. suing the federal government is an effort to stop the fda putting new graphic warning labels on packaging. they say the picture of rotting teeth and damaged lung violate the free speech right. if you are thinking of turning that old gold jewelry to cash do it sooner rather than later. gold prices are close to record highs right now and wells fargo says gold is in a bubble and it's poised to burst. at the new york stock exchange, cali carlin, with with the bloomberg business report. it's 5:55. the undiscovered einstein and future stephen hawking could find inspiration at the science festival. yesterday, nancy pelosi and san francisco mayor ed lee announced a week-long
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festival would run from october 29 to november 6. it will feature discovery days with large scale hands on experiments, demonstrations and exhibits. for more information on the science festival go to the website abc7news.com. look under see it on t. how would you like to take a free class offered by stanford. >> this year we are totally changing the game. >> stanford introduction to artificial intelligence class has drawn sign-up around the world after moving it online. last year, 200 signed up for the traditional class. they won't get grades or credit. it's one to offer the fall quarter to make stanford courses accessible. many people take pain relievers for headaches like tylenol but they believe it may soon emotional pain as well. doctors at the university of florida measured brain
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activity in people that experienced emotional rejection. they used mris to identify the avenlthed neural path ways and they then took acetaminophen, the active ingredient in tylenol. that blockened reaction to emotional pain. they stopped short of recommending tylenol for emotional distress but hope it will improve the understanding of how the brain responds to emotional pain. 5:56. just ahead on abc7 news at 6:00 -- why a san jose teen says mcdonald's is to blame for stabbing attack that almost cost him his life. plus find out how a deadly dog attack out of the peninsula could now lead to a dog ban in another bay area county. >> thieves can't get enough of the san francisco elementary school. up next find out what police are doing to try to protect it.
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